Rhine River - Mainz to Koblenz Photos

The Rhine River, which flows from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea, offers several scenic sections. This page featues the section from Mainz to Koblenz in Germany. Highlights include the picturesque towns of Bacharach & St. Goar/Goarshausen as well as the Loreley, a rocky spur towering above a narrow part of the river. This section of the Rhine, dotted with many castles plus views of river traffic & express trains on both banks, can be toured as a day trip either by car or tour boat.

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Mainz City Hall on Jockel-Fuchs plaza. Mainz, Germany.Rhine River view. Mainz, Germany.Barge traffic on the Rhine River. Germany.Vineyards on hillside with Niederwalddenkmal in far distance. Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany.
Mainz City Hall on Jockel-Fuchs plaza. Mainz, Germany.Rhine River view. Mainz, Germany.Barge traffic on the Rhine River. Germany.Vineyards on hillside with Niederwalddenkmal (monument) in far distance. Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany.
Niederwalddenkmal topped by a tall Germania figure, commemorating the unification of Germany after end of Franco-Prussian war in 1871. Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany.Rhine River valley seen from Niederwalddenkmal. Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany.Bingen seen from opposite bank of the Rhine River. Bingen, Germany.Tower of Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Eltville am Rhein, Germany.
Niederwalddenkmal (1871-1883) topped by a tall Germania figure, commemorating the unification of Germany after end of Franco-Prussian war in 1871. Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany. Architect: Johannes Schilling, Karl Weißbach.Rhine River valley seen from Niederwalddenkmal. Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany.Bingen seen from opposite bank of the Rhine River. Bingen, Germany.Tower of Sts. Peter & Paul Church (14thC). Eltville am Rhein, Germany.
Electoral castle. Eltville am Rhein, Germany.Side of Electoral castle. Eltville am Rhein, Germany.Electrified train traveling along bank of Rhine River. Germany.Passengers on ferry over Rhine River. Germany.
Electoral castle (14thC). Eltville am Rhein, Germany.Side of Electoral castle. Eltville am Rhein, Germany.Electrified train traveling along bank of Rhine River. Germany.Passengers on ferry over Rhine River. Germany.
Vineyards on hillside along Rhine River at Rüdesheim am Rhein. Germany.Rüdesheim am Rhein village. Germany.Barge traveling along Rhine River. Germany.Mouse Tower customs collection tower on island at Bingen am Rhein on Rhine River. Bingen, Germany.
Vineyards on hillside along Rhine River at Rüdesheim am Rhein. Germany.Rüdesheim am Rhein village. Germany.Barge traveling along Rhine River. Germany.Mouse Tower (Mäuseturm) (1855) customs collection tower on island at Bingen am Rhein on Rhine River. Bingen, Germany.
Restaurant painted with grapes & flowers beneath castle. Germany.Market Tower one of several ancient tower fortifications. Bacharach, Germany.Buildings facing Rhine River with Burg Stahleck on the hill. Bacharach, Germany.St. Peter's Church late Romanesque & early French Gothic style. Bacharach, Germany.
Restaurant painted with grapes & flowers beneath castle. Germany.Market Tower (14thC) one of several ancient tower fortifications. Bacharach, Germany. Buildings facing Rhine River with Burg Stahleck (12C) on the hill. Bacharach, Germany. St. Peter's Church (13thC) late Romanesque & early French Gothic style. Bacharach, Germany.
Cobble stone shopping street. Bacharach, Germany.Crenulated Gutenfels castle above town. Kaub, Germany.Barge traveling along Rhine River with Gutenfels castle in background. Kaub, Germany.Busy Rhine River traffic with Gutenfels Castle in background. Kaub, Germany.
Cobble stone shopping street. Bacharach, Germany.Crenulated Gutenfels castle (1220) above town. Kaub, Germany.Barge traveling along Rhine River with Gutenfels castle in background. Kaub, Germany.Busy Rhine River traffic with Gutenfels Castle in background. Kaub, Germany.
Small barge crossing Rhine River. Kaub, Germany.Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, toll castle on the Falkenau island, aka Pfalz Island, in the Rhine River. Kaub, Germany.Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, toll castle on the Falkenau island, aka Pfalz Island, in the Rhine River. Kaub, Germany.Ochsenturm overlooking Rhine. Oberwesel, Germany.
Small barge crossing Rhine River. Kaub, Germany.Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, toll castle on the Falkenau island, aka Pfalz Island, in the Rhine River. Kaub, Germany.Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, toll castle on the Falkenau island, aka Pfalz Island, in the Rhine River. Kaub, Germany.Ochsenturm (Ox Tower) (1356) overlooking Rhine. Oberwesel, Germany.
Sign noting Oberwesel as the town of towers & wines. Oberwesel, Germany.Mural painted on house facade. Oberwesel, Germany.Fortifications overlooking town. Oberwesel, Germany.One of about sixteen ancient defensive towers in town. Oberwesel, Germany.
Sign noting Oberwesel as the town of towers & wines. Oberwesel, Germany.Mural painted on house facade. Oberwesel, Germany.Fortifications overlooking town. Oberwesel, Germany.One of about sixteen ancient defensive towers in town. Oberwesel, Germany.
Church in Oberwesel. Oberwesel, Germany.Freight train traveling along west bank of Rhine. Oberwesel, Germany.Container train traveling along west bank of Rhine. Oberwesel, Germany.Electrified TransRegio train pulling into station. Oberwesel, Germany.
Church in Oberwesel. Oberwesel, Germany.Freight train traveling along west bank of Rhine. Oberwesel, Germany.Container train traveling along west bank of Rhine. Oberwesel, Germany.Electrified TransRegio train pulling into station. Oberwesel, Germany.
Electrified TransRegio train at station. Oberwesel, Germany.Middle Rhine passenger train stopped at station. Oberwesel, Germany.Passenger train traveling west bank of Rhine. Oberwesel, Germany.Working barge on Rhine River traveling past The Loreley. Loreley, Germany.
Electrified TransRegio train at station. Oberwesel, Germany.Middle Rhine passenger train stopped at station. Oberwesel, Germany.Passenger train traveling west bank of Rhine. Oberwesel, Germany.Working barge on Rhine River traveling past The Loreley. Loreley, Germany.
The Loreley a rocky spur towering over Rhine River. Loreley, Germany.The Loreley, a rocky spur on banks of the Rhine & often referenced in German Romantic literature. Loreley, Germany.Curving Rhine River as seen from viewpoint atop The Loreley. Loreley, Germany.Sightseeing boat traveling along Rhine River as seen from viewpoint atop The Loreley with camper village beyond. Loreley, Germany.
The Loreley (Felsenspitze) a rocky spur towering over Rhine River. Loreley, Germany.The Loreley, a rocky spur on banks of the Rhine & often referenced in German Romantic literature. Loreley, Germany.Curving Rhine River as seen from viewpoint atop The Loreley. Loreley, Germany.Sightseeing boat traveling along Rhine River as seen from viewpoint atop The Loreley with camper village beyond. Loreley, Germany.
Opposite bank of Rhine River as seen from viewpoint atop The Loreley. Loreley, Germany.Steep banks of Rhine River as seen from viewpoint atop The Loreley. Loreley, Germany.Model of The Loreley. Loreley, Germany.Airship flying over Rhine River. Loreley, Germany.
Opposite bank of Rhine River as seen from viewpoint atop The Loreley. Loreley, Germany.Steep banks of Rhine River as seen from viewpoint atop The Loreley. Loreley, Germany.Model of The Loreley. Loreley, Germany.Airship flying over Rhine River. Loreley, Germany.
Katz Castle overlooking town. St. Goarshausen, Germany.Main street with square city tower along Rhine River. St. Goarshausen, Germany.St. John's Church. St. Goarshausen, Germany.St. John's Church on the banks of the Rhine River. St. Goarshausen, Germany.
Katz Castle (1371) overlooking town. St. Goarshausen, Germany.Main street with square city tower along Rhine River. St. Goarshausen, Germany.St. John's Church. St. Goarshausen, Germany.St. John's Church on the banks of the Rhine River. St. Goarshausen, Germany.
Round city tower. St. Goarshausen, Germany.Main street along Rhine River. St. Goarshausen, Germany.Ferry dock bracketed by the Evangelical Church & St. John's Catholic Church. St. Goarshausen, Germany.Rheinfels Castle above Rhine River village of St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.
Round city tower. St. Goarshausen, Germany.Main street along Rhine River. St. Goarshausen, Germany.Ferry dock bracketed by the Evangelical Church & St. John's Catholic Church. St. Goarshausen, Germany.Rheinfels Castle (1245) above Rhine River village of St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.
Rheinfels Castle largest castle on the Rhine, currently a private hotel. St. Goar, Germany.Rhine River traffic passing including car ferry St. Goar & Rheinfels Castle. St. Goar, Germany.Car ferry between St. Goarshausen & St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.Passengers on car ferry between St. Goarshausen & St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.
Rheinfels Castle (1245) largest castle on the Rhine, currently a private hotel. St. Goar, Germany.Rhine River traffic passing including car ferry St. Goar & Rheinfels Castle. St. Goar, Germany.Car ferry between St. Goarshausen & St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.Passengers on car ferry between St. Goarshausen & St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.
Vehicles lining up to leave car ferry at St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.Sightseeing boat passing in front of car ferry. St. Goar, Germany.Sightseeing boat traveling past St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.St. Goar & sightseeing boat on the Rhine River. St. Goar, Germany.
Vehicles lining up to leave car ferry at St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.Sightseeing boat passing in front of car ferry. St. Goar, Germany.Sightseeing boat traveling past St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.St. Goar & sightseeing boat on the Rhine River. St. Goar, Germany.
Sightseeing boat with St. Goar in the background. St. Goar, Germany.Goethe sightseeing boat passing in front of St. Goar with passengers enjoying the view. St. Goar, Germany.Sightseeing boat with St. Goar in the background. St. Goar, Germany.Sightseeing boat with Rheinfels Castle in the distance. St. Goar, Germany.
Sightseeing boat with St. Goar in the background. St. Goar, Germany.Goethe sightseeing boat passing in front of St. Goar with passengers enjoying the view. St. Goar, Germany.Sightseeing boat with St. Goar in the background. St. Goar, Germany.Sightseeing boat with Rheinfels Castle in the distance. St. Goar, Germany.
St. Goar on the west bank of the scenic Middle Rhine. St. Goar, Germany.St. Goar with a Rhine River barge passing by. St. Goar, Germany.Neo-Gothic brick building & Hotel an der Fähre in St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.Bicyclists on riverside promenade at St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.
St. Goar on the west bank of the scenic Middle Rhine. St. Goar, Germany.St. Goar with a Rhine River barge passing by. St. Goar, Germany.Neo-Gothic brick building & Hotel an der Fähre in St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.Bicyclists on riverside promenade at St. Goar. St. Goar, Germany.
Village on narrow point of Rhine River. St. Goar, Germany.Passenger train traveling along bank of Rhine River. St. Goar, Germany.Passenger train traveling along bank of Rhine River. St. Goar, Germany.Barge Sardius on Rhine River. Boppard, Germany.
Village on narrow point of Rhine River. St. Goar, Germany.Passenger train traveling along bank of Rhine River. St. Goar, Germany.Passenger train traveling along bank of Rhine River. St. Goar, Germany.Barge Sardius on Rhine River. Boppard, Germany.
Half-timbered buildings on Rhine River. Kamp-Bornhofen, Germany.Parking regulations along the Rhine River. Germany.Marksburg Castle overlooking Rhine River. Braubach, Germany.Koblenz view across Rhine River. Koblenz, Germany.
Half-timbered buildings on Rhine River. Kamp-Bornhofen, Germany.Parking regulations along the Rhine River. Germany.Marksburg Castle (13thC) overlooking Rhine River. Braubach, Germany.Koblenz view across Rhine River. Koblenz, Germany.
Koblenz view at twilight across Rhine River. Koblenz, Germany.


Koblenz view at twilight across Rhine River. Koblenz, Germany.



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